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Signed On Apr 8, 2005, 11:25
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News Comments > AMD Says No More DirectX?
23. Re: AMD Says No More DirectX? Apr 13, 2013, 11:07 theyarecomingforyou
 
Spektr wrote on Apr 13, 2013, 07:33:
Well no point in making a directx12 if directx11 isnt utilized yet. Consoles will most certainly use 11 so that means it's going to be around for 10 more years at least. MS might want to focus on developing products they can actually sell.
The problem is we'll end up stuck with outdated tech, just like we did with DX9. It was around for four years before DX10 came along and because Microsoft tied it to Vista it was still preferable for developers to target DX9. DX11 was a much more worthwhile improvement - tessellation, DirectCompute and 3D-support. More developers are targeting it now that it's been on the market for three years, yet there's no sign of a successor.

Without DirectX to guide graphics vendors we risk the vendor-exclusive fragmentation of old. It also makes it more difficult for nVidia and AMD to shift new cards, as there's only so many times you can print "faster" on the box without big features to sell it. The sooner DX12 is developed and released the sooner games can start to take advantage of it. Sure not all developers support DX11 as it is but there's a lot more pressure on them to.

Unfortunately Microsoft's obsession with consoles is yet again holding back PC gaming.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Preorders; Trailer
28. Re: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Preorders; Trailer Apr 11, 2013, 14:03 theyarecomingforyou
 
Awesome. Definite purchase.  
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News Comments > DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011
12. Re: DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011 Apr 3, 2013, 22:11 theyarecomingforyou
 
Cram wrote on Apr 3, 2013, 22:02:
For Zenimax to be so delusional to think that Doom 4 could reach Skyrim level, that is a tough pill to swallow.
Yeah, that's bizarre. Few games can get anywhere near that, let alone from a developer like id Software.
 
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News Comments > DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011
9. Re: DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011 Apr 3, 2013, 22:00 theyarecomingforyou
 
Given the appalling screenshots that came out a while back I'm not surprised. And given the trainwreck that was RAGE it's to be expected that there is some tension between id Software and Zenimax.

I'm surprised Zenimax is even continuing with the project.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Closed
26. Re: LucasArts Closed Apr 3, 2013, 15:45 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm surprised that LucasArts lasted as long as it did. It hadn't put out decent games in years, despite sitting on some of the best intellectual properties out there. I hope that this leads to other developers being given the opportunity to work on games.

It's a shame that Star Wars 1313 was cancelled as that looked quite promising but given the calibre of games put out recently it was probably for the best.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Acknowledges Diablo III Item Duping
23. Re: Blizzard Acknowledges Diablo III Item Duping Mar 27, 2013, 04:47 theyarecomingforyou
 
The problem with this change is that people genuinely affected by account hacks (and my brother was one of them) will now be unable to trade the items stolen from them. This change punishes legitimate users.  
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Teaser
24. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Teaser Mar 25, 2013, 16:58 theyarecomingforyou
 
Worst. Teaser. Ever.

But seriously, what little footage there was was pretty unimpressive. We've seen smoke and dynamic lighting before; the physics looked off; the level of detail wasn't any better than current gen titles. I know the next-gen consoles aren't particularly beefy spec wise but, even so, I was expecting more.

Hopefully the full video will be more compelling.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed
17. Re: NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed Mar 21, 2013, 12:28 theyarecomingforyou
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 10:48:
Ummm the shit they used in LA Noire was fucking tits... why the fuck isn't EVERY GAME using it by now?
Because it looked shit, was hugely exaggerated and limited the game to running at 30fps. It was like they recorded an actor and then stretched the video over a 3D-model - it plummeted right into uncanny valley. Both Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 had better facial animations overall; not as nuanced maybe but they looked more "real".

Don't get me wrong, I respect what LA Noire accomplished but the technology just wasn't right, even though they spent an insane amount of time developing it.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed
9. Re: NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed Mar 21, 2013, 10:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
SXO wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 09:31:
Unfortunately, due to a lack of competition, the extreme performance these chips produced, and nVidia's overt greed, they decided to use the GK104 as the high-end card, and saved the GK110 to the "refresh" cycle.
It was nothing to do with that. The yields were simply appalling, meaning that nVidia had to substantially scale them back - it's the reason why the Titan is only being made available in very limited quantities. If nVidia could produce a card that would blow away the competition and further increase their market share then it would.

As for the technology here, it's quite impressive but it all comes down to what developers do with it. It's useless without substantial improvements to AI, which haven't been forthcoming. We are years away from a game being able to include a single enemy that provides a challenge without simply giving them huge amounts of health or making them hard to hit - that's why games have cannon fodder enemies, cutscenes and boss fights. We are years from enemies that demonstrate true contextual emotions, like fear, anger and empathy. Developers are getting better at concealing the limitations but AI has improved at a fraction of the pace that graphics and physics have.
 
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News Comments > No Plans for Single-Player Tomb Raider Expansions
32. Re: No Plans for Single-Player Tomb Raider Expansions Mar 20, 2013, 16:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm disappointed that there won't be any singleplayer DLC or expansions, especially to focus on multiplayer DLC. I'm really not a fan of competitive multiplayer games any more, as I just don't have the motivation to sink hundreds of hours to learn all the exploits and memorise the levels - I'm fine with team based multiplayer, but my favourite is co-op.

As for the game, aside from the technical issues I really enjoyed it. The game took me 11hrs to complete (my brother told me it took him 7hrs) and 18hrs to 100%. While I'm kinda glad that I took the time to find all the items, as I'm a huge Tomb Raider fan, I found it pretty tedious - trying to find tiny items that are difficult to see, even with the Survival Instinct. It really is for the OCD types, not for those who actually enjoy gaming.
 
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News Comments > TF2 Oculus Rift Details
26. Re: TF2 Oculus Rift Details Mar 20, 2013, 04:50 theyarecomingforyou
 
The videos / articles I've seen have been using the OR as a substitute for a mouse, which it shouldn't be. The mouse / controller r-stick should be used to control where you aim, while the keyboard / controller l-stick should be use to control your movement. That means strafing will have to be replaced with turning or changed using a modified (when you hold Shift you strafe; when you don't you turn). If that were the case then the OR would give you an advantage over traditional inputs.  
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News Comments > TF2 Oculus Rift Details
6. Re: TF2 Oculus Rift Details Mar 19, 2013, 11:00 theyarecomingforyou
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 10:30:
A lot of us are hoping for support with Amnesia. Although I will most likely lock my door should I play it. I don't want family members sneaking up on me.
Oh God, it's bad enough playing the game as it is now - I can't imagine how scary it would be if it was ever MORE immersive.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Won't Include DOOM 3
11. Re: Oculus Rift Won't Include DOOM 3 Mar 18, 2013, 11:51 theyarecomingforyou
 
Cyant wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 11:28:
I would buy an Occulus Rift headset for 500$ just for Skyrim alone so count me in when this release to the public
Nah, but I'd buy one just for Star Citizen (support for it has already been announced).
 
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News Comments > On SimCity Offline Regional Play
6. Re: On SimCity Offline Regional Play Mar 16, 2013, 18:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2013, 18:14:
I'm a little surprised the backlash has been what it is. That's a good thing, but I'm still surprised...
That's what happens when casual users only familiar with The Sims decide to buy a game and don't understand why it has to be played online. More people will recognise SimCity because of The Sims than because of the previous games.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
4. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 11:07 theyarecomingforyou
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 09:49:
But holy cheating mother fucker, the ai at king+ is a bastard.
Yeah. The highest I've got is winning on Emperor, though I've come close on Immortal.

I'm certainly looking forward to this expansion, as Gods & Kings was a huge improvement. I've only logged 150hrs but I've definitely got my money's worth.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center
31. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center Mar 13, 2013, 23:33 theyarecomingforyou
 
So I got into the game and within seconds it crashed to desktop, giving me a "GAME ERROR G12" message in a web browser. Then I launched into it again and everything worked, except even on max graphics it was running at 150fps so my GPUs went into overdrive - enabling v-sync solved that. As for the game, I had absolutely no clue what to do - it literally made no sense and I've been playing first person shooters since the original Wolfenstein 3D.

Also, the game either has a really shitty UI or it's broken on my system. I'm pretty sure it's not meant to have error messages everywhere or hash-tags and UI before every item.

No wonder they have to give it away for free.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center
29. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center Mar 13, 2013, 22:37 theyarecomingforyou
 
I seem to recall giving this game a go and being thoroughly unimpressed but seeing this topic made me give it another go. Seeing that it was already in my Steam list I launched the game only to find it needed to download 7.5GB of data. What. The. Fuck. What the hell is the 9.7GB of data in my Steam folder doing then? And why the fuck is it downloading at 1/4 the speed I usually get from Steam?

It's pretty impressive for a game to piss me off before even getting to play it. Then there's the minor touches, like the English language option displaying an American flag - I live in England, the country that invented the language. Is it really necessary to piss off the 120 million English speaking people that live in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand by displaying an American flag? Either display the geographically appropriate flag or don't bother.

Argh, it doesn't even give me an ETA - just a meaningless percentage bar.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Patched
31. Re: Tomb Raider Patched Mar 11, 2013, 23:34 theyarecomingforyou
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 22:55:
Massive Breast reduction surgery? Political correctness hit Tomb raider. Dont believe me check out this screenshot.
Guys, she still has pretty big breasts: One; Two; Three. They may be small when compared to the average American man / woman but that's only due to obesity.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Patched
17. Re: Tomb Raider Patched Mar 11, 2013, 14:36 theyarecomingforyou
 
Jraptor59 wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 13:16:
Well, I got a huge crash about 10 minutes in, while really loving the game, with the new patch. This game also doesn't support SLI.
It does support SLI, but only with the 314.14 drivers (which crash with tessellation). Apparently there is a SLI workaround for the 310.90 drivers, so I'll have to try that next.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2013, 14:32 theyarecomingforyou
 
fujiJuice wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 14:16:
I own both the 360 and the PS3, and while I rarely, very rarely play games on them, I use the 360 several times a day. Like someone said, you can buy Live, if you shop around, for a year at around $30, which is money I would rather not have to pay, but I feel I get value out of.

The 360 has so many extra features, some which the PS3 has, but doesn't do nearly as well, that I find myself using it as a media console and not a gaming console.
My brother is the same. He owns a X360, PS3 and Wii, yet he pretty much uses the X360 exclusively (he also games on PC). The biggest fans of the PS3 seem to be those who own it as their only console or who dislike Microsoft as a company - most people that own both prefer the X360.
 
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